January 27, 2009: 2009, Issue 5
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Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

Verizon believes in Evolution, White Plains Road

What is only the forth Verizon Wireless company owned and operated store in the Bronx, and its first “Evolution” store, opened amid fanfare just before Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah on December 6. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Con Ed’s Van Nest truck yard a nuisance: neighbors

While the Con-Edison’s Van Nest Service Center at 1610 Matthews Avenue is trying to be a good neighbor to the residential community it borders, some on Van Nest Avenue still say they have been forced due to alter their lives inside their homes due to all night noise coming from the plant. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Super Bowl parties don’t have to be budget busters

Despite the tough economy, you can still host a fun Super Bowl party and stay within your budget. SmartSource, the nation’s premier coupon distributor, offers the following tips for football fans to save extra dollars this year while still enjoying the big game. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Preston paves future with mentoring effort

“Thank Your Mentor Day,” January 22, is a special day for Preston High School students and girls from the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club of Throggs Neck, who are part of the Big Sisters/Little Sisters Mentoring Program. This day is part of National Mentoring Month, which focuses national attention on the need for mentors and the positive impact it has on young people’s lives. President Elect Barack Obama has called all to action stating: “Be the Change: Mentor a Child.” Comment.
Crime

POLICE BLOTTER

40th PCT. Comment.

Fire rig in need of digs

Decades ago, Betsy the fire engine, wailed through Clason Point. On September 11, 2001, Betsy wailed downtown. Comment.

P.S. 36 performs life-reflecting inauguration play

President-elect Barack Obama visited P.S. 36 on Friday, January 16. Sporting a sharp blue blazer, Obama placed his hand on a worn Bible. “I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear...” Comment.

P.S. 55 celebrates President Obama’s inauguration

In what was a very historic day for the entire nation, students at P.S. 55 at 450 St. Paul’s Place got to watch President Barack Obama’s inauguration live in their auditorium, and have a weeklong schedule of activities planned around the passing of the baton to the new president. Comment.

Cold weather slams Bronx tenants

Bronx temperatures plummeted on Monday, January 12, reaching lows in the single digits by Friday, January 15. Snow buffeted the borough over the weekend. Comment.

Southern Boulevard BID sweeps away litter

A year and a half ago, Southern Boulevard was dirty. Candy wrappers. Metrocards. Burger bags. Beer bottles. Comment.

St. Raymond’s collects money for crime victims

Students from St. Raymond High School for Boys at 2151 St. Raymond’s Avenue outside of Parkchester went over and beyond once again to help those in need. Comment.

Charred church still radiates warmth

Norwood’s Lutheran Church of the Epiphany on Bainbridge Avenue isn’t large, isn’t grand. But the church, located at 302 E. 206th Street, is beloved. Comment.

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